Raimondo backs downtown transit plan despite continued opposition

Updated at 5:27 p.m. on Nov. 5

GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO on Thursday said the state is moving forward with Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, which would divide the central bus hub at Kennedy Plaza across three locations. About a quarter of current bus routes would still end at Kennedy Plaza, while almost half would end at a new hub at the gateway to the I-195 Redevelopment District on Dyer Street. The final quarter of routes would be redirected to a new hub at the Providence Station. 
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has thrown her weight behind the proposal for a divided downtown bus hub despite mounting opposition from businesses, riders and other stakeholders. Raimondo in a Facebook live announcement on Thursday said the state was “moving forward” with the Providence Multi-Hub Bus System put forward by the R.I. Department of…

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